Megan Alexis Metté is a Buffalo-based artist and educator interested in examining the idea of home and what it takes to feel comfortable in contemporary society. She uses abstract imagery to question our expectations of ideal spaces and the things that we buy to feel in control. She explores the space between the house and the home, the beautiful and the unsettling, the real and the fantastic, the nightmare and the daydream. Using the frame to embrace these contradictions, she reclaims the spaces and things around her, transforming mundane structures into abstract canvases for our contemplation and making inert surfaces come to life.
Megan’s work can be found both in print and online in publications such as Don’t Take Pictures, Afterimage, and Of the Afternoon. She has received numerous honors and exhibitions, including a first place award from Jennifer Blessing, photographic curator at the Guggenheim; a solo exhibition award from CEPA Gallery; and a prize for Creative Photographic Concept in the 2013 Vision Art Awards at the 464 Gallery in Buffalo. Her work was featured in the exhibition A "Womanhouse" or a Roaming House? "A Room of One's Own" Today at A.I.R Gallery in Brooklyn, and again in Portland, Oregon, for the exhibition Color Space: Contemporary Photography at Black Box Gallery. She is often drawn to interdisciplinary collaborations, working with musicians, dancers, and other visual artists on special events such as Echolalia and [un] sound spaces. Megan Metté holds an MFA in Imaging Arts from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and a BFA in Photography from the University of Louisville.
For more information about commissions, campus visits, purchases, exhibition opportunities, or any other inquiries, please contact Megan via email: email@example.com